Pocket, Aug 2004, 12.00, 194 pp.
In 1899, grand adventuress Aurora Tremblay rides an air balloon so that she can breech the estate of wealthy Grayson Thorne, who has ignored her attempts to make an appointment with him. However, when the wind sends her balloon away, Aurora is forced to rely on the hospitality of her host who insists he has no one available to take her back to San Francisco. Aurora wants to get San Francisco's Gaslight Theater from him.
She was unprepared for the private debauchery party that was taking place on his remote estate. Even more wild is her reactions to Grayson, who seems to know her inner most fantasies and more than capable he carries them out. Soon Aurora and Grayson fall in love, but who will venture first to admit that this is more than just bodies perfectly melding into one; it's a lifetime together carried by the wind everywhere they go.
UNMASKED is a fine erotic historical romance starring two nice protagonists who readers will like although both come across as the depraved idle rich with too much time on their hands, which is the power of Kathleen Lawless' interesting tale.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner